Maulana Sami Ul-Haq, 'Father Of The Taliban,' Killed

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Maulana Samiul Haq, known as the godfather of Taliban, succumbed to injuries on late Friday evening after sustaining a gruesome knife attack in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. The 82-year-old was the head of the Darul Uloom Haqqania seminary in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Akora Khattak.

On the other hand, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif and party president Shehbaz Sharif also condemned Haq's assassination. Some local media said ul-Haq was in the neighbouring city of Rawalpindi when he killed. "On his return, he saw that Maulana Sami was lying in his bed in a pool of blood", Hamid said while talking to Geo News.

Haq was a senior religio-political figure who had twice been elected as a senator.

Ul-Haq was known as "Father of the Taleban".

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Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar also denounced the assassination and sought a report from the Inspector General Punjab Police. Condemning this tragic incident, he expressed sympathy with the bereaved family. He was a member of the senate of Pakistan from 1985 to 1991 and again from 1991 to 1997. Samiul Haq was also a founding member of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal.

His party has been an ally of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

The religious scholar was the founder of the Haqqania seminary, where dozens of Afghan leaders have received their education.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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